16U Gold And Blue Start Midwest Championship With Wins
Submitted By Dan Thompson on Thursday, July 18, 2013
Terriers Gold mount comeback
Terriers Gold 16u started the Pastime tournament with an 11-6 win over the Decatur Commodores out of Indiana today at the Indiana University new turf field.
With Gold down 6-1 and a runner on 3rd with none out in the 2nd inning, tall left hander Matthew Brillert came in and got out of the inning without giving up a run.
Brillert threw a 5 inning gem of no hit ball giving up 2 walks and 3 strike outs, keeping his pitch total down to 60 pitches.
Gold came back with a run in the 2nd, 4 in the 3rd to tie the game and scored 2 more in the 4th and finishing the 10 run come back with 3 more runs in the 5th.
Lead off header James McBride went 2/2 BB, RS, Sac Bunt and RBI, 3 hole hitter Grant Okawa went 2/3, BB, RBI double as the 2 multi hit players on this day. Bailey Hantzakos singled, BB, 2 RS and a RBI, Daito Kojima singled, 2 RS and RBI. Shane Clarke single, BB RS and Tak Tsursaki single, had one RBI to round out the 8 hit attack.
Blue mercies Indiana Outlaws 10 -2
Later in the day, the Blue 16s scored 6 runs in the bottom of the second inning and never looked back. After Drew Dickerson flew out to deep right centre field, the next seven Terriers hitters reached base including back to back to back singles by Mitchell Bond, Stefan Markovic and Nick Dunnington. Milton Palomino then walked, Joe Tevlin reached on an error scoring two runs, and Matt Vollmer walked, followed by an RBI single by Sharan Rasan who later score on a fielder ’s choice.
In the third inning Mitchell Bond and Nick Dunnington walked which was followed by Milton Palomino’s single scoring Bond. This was followed in the fourth inning when Rasan singled, Elliott Curits reached on an error and Zarley Cina drove them both in on a double down the right field line.
The final run of the game was scored when Ricardo Marin pinch ran for Stefan Markovic who had reached on a walk. Nick Dunnington then laid down a perfect bunt moving Marin to second base. Palomino singled to right moving Marin to third base. Joe Tevlin then hit a slow roller to third which scored Marin invoking the eight run mercy rule in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Robert Wilson threw a complete game one hitter allowing only two runs while striking out four Outlaw batters.
Both Blue and Gold continue play tomorrow in the Indiana University Mid-west Championships.